Vadim Bondar was tied to seat for 4 hours by passengers as he is trying to open the emergency exit
Russian anaesthetist Vadim Bondar was tied to seat for 4 hours by passengers as he is trying to open the emergency exit from Bangkok to Moscow.
The anaesthetist had been drinking rum before becoming extremely aggressive at 33,000 feet according to reports.
“He had two bottles of alcohol on him and at some point tried to open an emergency exit”. One passenger said
“The crew and fellow passengers tried to calm him down, but he kept screaming and yelling. He cried when his arms and hands were bound. He kept sobbing and saying “My hands are tied, I can’t breathe“. He added
“I had drunk rum in order to ‘pass the time while the plane was going through turbulence. Perhaps I asked the flight attendants too often for water. I was told to return to my seat in a rude manner.” Dr Bondar said.
Dr Bondar apologized to passengers for causing inconvenience.
He said on Russian TV channel,” “First of all, there were no demands for hijacking anything. “The belt was pushing into my jugular vein and larynx which made breathing very hard.”
Dr Bondar also claimed an ‘unknown medication‘ was injected into him and around £1,000 was missing from his hand luggage upon landing in Moscow.
Vera Abanina, a spokeswoman for Russian airline Aeroflot, said: “The economy class passenger while quite obviously drunk was rudely violating public order. He was extremely aggressive, threatening and humiliating to the flight attendant”.
Dr Bondar would talk to lawyers about his treatment in flight.
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